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Homemade Light Applesauce

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Homemade Light Applesauce

This is a nice applesauce to enjoy anytime, but especially with latkes during Hanukkah. You don't need to get your blender dirty; you just need a potato masher and a little elbow grease.


  • 3 pounds apples, whichever type you prefer; peeled, cored, and chopped; (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar-substitute
  • 1 Juice from lemon, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or apple pie spice


Step 1
Put chopped apples in a large nonstick saucepan and stir in water, sugar, sugar-substitute, and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until apples are tender (about 10 minutes).
Step 2
Use a potato masher to break cooked apples up into a nice puree.
Step 3
Stir in ground cinnamon or apple pie spice. Serve warm or cold.

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